Black-and-White Infrared Film

Peter Laytin


The spring-tight line between reality and the photograph has been stretched relentlessly, but it has not been broken. These abstractions of nature have not left the world of appearances; for to do so is to break the camera’s strongest point — its authenticity.

Minor White

Like most photographers I began with a 35mm camera. Later, as I became more serious about my work, I began using a 4x5 view camera. After a few years of developing technical proficiency, I felt its constraints and returned to the 35mm camera, beginning at the same time to use infrared film. As different camera formats ...

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